The Book Club

The ESC Book Club started life nearly 8 years ago and has been meeting on a monthly basis-except for summer breaks- ever since. During this period we have read and discussed a wide variety of books, mainly 20th century or contemporary and written in English by authors from a range of anglophone countries.

Members take turns both to host the meetings and to select the books we are to read. There is always a lively discussion about the writing,the characters,the story and the issues that are raised. The conversations are non-academic, wide ranging and usually wildly subjective!

The Club is open to all members of the ESC and you don’t have to commit to regular attendance – you can just come along to discuss a book you particularly enjoyed (or despised). Meetings are normally held on the evening of the second Monday of the month, starting at 18h30.

At the first meeting of 2018 we discussed two plays by irish playwrights : Arms and the Man by G.B. Shaw, and The Playboy of the Western World by J.M.Synge. The book for February is Into the Forest by Jean Hegland, and for March is The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain.

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